Katherine McLaughlin

Interviews

Dakota Johnson Was Inspired by 90s Witch Movies in 'Suspiria'

The former "Fifty Shades" star tells Broadly how films like "The Craft" informed her role as a dancer who gets sucked into a coven of witches.
Katherine McLaughlin
11.5.18
Culture

Cher Once Played an Abortion Doctor in a Pro-Choice Movie She Directed

With an all-star cast including Demi Moore and Sissy Spacek, the 1996 film "If These Walls Could Talk" broke barriers in its honest and nuanced portrayal of abortion.
Katherine McLaughlin
6.6.18
Film

Dee Rees on Tackling Racism in Her Epic Southern Period Drama 'Mudbound'

The former marketing executive used to sell panty liners for Proctor & Gamble. Now she's reinventing herself as one of the most vital voices in American cinema.
Katherine McLaughlin
11.13.17
Culture

The Revelatory Documentary Showing Grace Jones's Power and Vulnerability

Director Sophie Fiennes spent five years filming the music legend as she traveled the world and met old friends and lovers.
Katherine McLaughlin
10.17.17
Culture

How the 'Step' Documentary Turns Black Teen Girls into Dance Heroes

Director Amanda Lipitz explains why she wanted her fly-on-the-wall film about Baltimore's Lethal Ladies step team to be a "pocket of joy and hope."
Katherine McLaughlin
8.7.17
Film

Family, Pride, Power: Behind the Groundbreaking Movie That Influenced 'Lemonade'

In 1992, Julie Dash became the first female African-American director to score a mainstream film release with 'Daughters of the Dust.' Thanks to Beyonce, her cinematic epic is getting a new lease of life.
Katherine McLaughlin
5.31.17
Music

Salt-N-Pepa: Ava DuVernay Could Direct Our Biopic

The trailblazing hip-hop group say that their movie is "in the making."
Katherine McLaughlin
5.26.17
Interviews

This Powerful Film About Black Girlhood Is Being Compared to 'Moonlight'

Anna Rose Holmer's debut about coming of age in Cincinnati has received rave reviews and comparisons to Barry Jenkins's Oscar winning film. She explains why Hollywood needs to diversify its depiction of childhood.
Katherine McLaughlin
3.17.17